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5850 and my Motherboard

faizan123

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Dec 17, 2009
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Hello guys ,
I want to know if my motherboard intel DG33FB over here http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/dg33fb/dg33fb-overview.htm can accept either 5770 or 5850 or is there anything else i have to look for other than PCI E X 16 which is available with my MOBO. Also I have a Core 2 Duo 2.33Ghz 1333FSB with 2GB ddr2 , is it going to be a bottleneck effect , so should i go for 5770 and Upgrade and my CPU as well or go with 5850 straight ahead and how much PSU is good , if im planning to go for SLI or Crossfire in future. Newegg has got some good deals on Corsair 650w and 750w . So which one is enough. I have got another question . In CPU - z it reads the core speed as 1900mhz instead of 2.33Ghz . Is there anything i need to change ? Please answer all my questions. Thanks
 

thedosbox

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Oct 16, 2009
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Hello guys ,
I want to know if my motherboard intel DG33FB over here http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/dg33fb/dg33fb-overview.htm can accept either 5770 or 5850 or is there anything else i have to look for other than PCI E X 16 which is available with my MOBO.
Yes, it should accept either of those cards.

In CPU - z it reads the core speed as 1900mhz instead of 2.33Ghz . Is there anything i need to change ?
You really ought to ask in the CPU forum, however it's likely because speedstep has kicked in. The CPU only runs @ full speed when it has a heavy load.
 

faizan123

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Dec 17, 2009
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Ok Thanx but what about PSU ? How much do i require ? Also while i was searching for 5770 there were different models like HD577A and 577X , on reading the reviews on sites like Amazon i found that many people were getting some problem like no video or screen flickering and stuff. While there were no issues with 5850.
 

toyota

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what res are you playing at??? if you overclock your cpu then it would be okay for a 5850. you also need more than 2gb of ram for modern gaming. even a quality 550 watt psu will be plenty for an overclocked Core 2 duo and 5850. if there is a chance you may transfer the psu to a new higher end build then go with a 650 watt psu though.
 

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